When I was little, my church sponsored a store where kids could shop on their own for Christmas gifts for their moms and dads. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, to get to pick out, with my “own” money, mommy and daddy’s presents. So it occurred to me last year how much fun […]
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that our big Christmas gift to the girls was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy. Penny joined our family right before Christmas, so of course, I threw a little puppy party to welcome her and make this little, wiggly present official.
Last summer, my girls wanted to have a lemonade stand. They’ve never had one before, and pretty soon, it turned into a summer project — and morphed into a neon snow cone stand to benefit The Confetti Foundation. We’ve turned this into an annual event, and I’ll share my best tips for planning a successful […]
Summer makes me want to lay around with a cool drink and read. Or, let’s be honest: nap. But it seems to have the opposite effect on my kids. They get get a little wilder. Our schedule, despite my best efforts, goes out the door. I forget to make them shower. Or brush their teeth. […]
Some time last year, my husband was outside washing the van, and my girls went out to watch him, play, and get all wet. They were entertained for hours, and it was all so simple. It reminded me that it really doesn’t take a lot to make kids happy. And, putting them outside is one […]
I tend to think a party is not complete without a rocking front door wreath. Sweet Georgia Sweet makes some of my favorite ribbon wreaths, but this year I didn’t have time to order a wreath from Bethany. So I pulled out one of my wreaths from her and studied it until I hacked this […]
My twins are now ten, which is just crazy to think about. I’m ready to shrink them back to three! But they are pretty darn excited about being double-digits and I guess I don’t have much choice in the matter. We’ve always done joint birthday parties for the girls. (Twin mommies: do you have one […]
If your kids love to trick or treat with their besties, try inviting the gang over for a pre-trick or treating Zombie Princess Party! I’ll show you how. (You could even invite the boys, ’cause you know they will like zombies!)
This mommy got five hours to herself on a Saturday. FIVE whole hours, folks!! Jealous? So I decided to use that time to create another Halloween party for you! (The party was a far better option than cleaning my house.) This look is — of course — easy for you to recreate and low-cost.
Yesterday, I was so excited to finally share my daughters’ 9th birthday party with you — a Country Music Awards Party! Today, I’m just as excited to give you a sneak peak into some of the pages from my Party Plan! Country Music Awards Plan – Sneak Peak Buy the Party Plan
Every time we get in the car, my twins always ask for one of the country stations. Which started my party planning wheels turning … all we needed to do was to combine country music with an awards show red carpet, and we had a Country Music Awards 9th birthday theme!
Before we get to the party: If you haven’t yet taken my quick 10-question survey, please do that right now, then come back and read this post. I really want to know what you think of this new idea I’m so excited about! (No party planners, please.) OK – you’re back – awesome, and thank […]
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Give me a “C”! Give me an “H”! OK — you get the idea. It’s a cheerleading party! I helped my friend Stacye throw this party for her daughter’s 9th birthday. Stacye was a high school cheerleader and now coaches her daughter’s cheer squad, so her girl was all sorts of excited about having a […]
Looking back at the blog at year’s end is always interesting to me. I love seeing what your favorite posts were during the year, and to know if we are thinking alike. Here’s what you liked in 2013. Thank you for your visits, your comments, and your great ideas — can’t wait to work with […]
Baby’s first fiesta birthday party!
A dinosaur-themed baby shower…we had a roar-ing good time!
Buy the Night Owl Sleepover Party Plan Does the question, “Mommy, can I have a sleepover?” strike fear into your heart? When you think about planning a slumber party, is “mimosa for mommy” the only thing you can think of? I’m here to help! In June, I hosted a sleepover for my twins and four […]
School starts next week for us — crazy early. That of course makes me think about back-to-school parties. So with my twins getting excited about new backpacks and pencil cases, I thought I’d celebrate #ThrowbackThursday with a look back at my Junie B. Jones back-to-school party! (Make re-creating my party easy as pie with my […]
This is a theme you could easily recreate for any adult with a milestone birthday. If you don’t know the show, the host would surprise a guest with people from their past who would relay funny and touching stories about the guest.